The A’s have avoided arbitration with both relief pitcher Jerry Blevins and first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss, agreeing to one-year deals with each player on Friday.
Blevins’ and Moss’ deals will give them a bump in pay for 2013, but they are still under team control beyond that year. Blevins won’t be a free agent until 2016, and Moss won’t hit the open market until 2017.
Both players were key contributors to the A’s in the AL West title run in 2012. Blevins, 29, was 5-1 with a 2.48 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and one save in 63 appearances out of the bullpen.
Moss, 29, in his first year with the A’s, hit .291/.358/.596 with 21 dingers and 52 RBI while mostly splitting time at first base with Chris Carter.
The A’s no longer have any arbitration-eligible players remaining this year after the deals with Blevins and Moss.